PGDip Railway Operations, Management and Policy
(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:1. Apply and evaluate approaches to pricing, cost measurement and allocation of resources in the rail sector;2. Understand and apply the key principles and methods of railway investment appraisal, including practical tools;3. Demonstrate knowledge of how railway transport fits into public policy, the ownership and structure of the industry and the related governance anddecision making structures;4. Identify, manage and analyse a range of data related to rail sector management, operations and policy5. Apply statistical techniques to conduct railway transport analysis;6. Understand and evaluate the purpose and relative merits of the main types of transport models and how railway operational and management analystsinteract with them7. Develop multi-disciplinary team working skills and gain practical experience with managing a real world project.
Transferable (key) skills
Postgraduate Diploma students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in themodules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary for employment in the railway industry for a variety of specialist roles in operations, management and policy.- critically evaluate the appropriateness and applicability of various solutions to problems faced in the rail industry;- self-direction and independent learning- the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development- ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
Achievement for the Postgraduate Diploma will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to select and apply appropriate techniques to problem analysis;- drawing on range of perspectives (empirical, mathematical, engineering, economic etc) when studying railway systems;- make sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.- demonstrating knowledge of the interaction of the different areas of the railway system and how they are dependent upon one another.